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High Country Holiday


Published 1960


Begins as a travelogue showing a family excursion through North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains, then turns into a promotional film for clothing and other things made from cotton. Much discussion of tent varieties; "a sewn-in tent floor ends worries about things that crawl and creep." Subplot about daughter who is unhappy to go camping, but finally enjoys herself because she meets a boy.04:44:28:04 Disembodied hand grabs for map of the Glorious West and Yellowstone in shelf beside map for Nova Scotia. 04:44:48:13 VS early 1960s family of wife, husband and preteen son seated on couch, and daughter seated on chair look at various travel brochures on coffee table; lit cigarette burns in ash tray on coffee table beside pack of cigarettes. 04:46:13:09 Father driving family in 1960s car backs out of driveway; POV shot from backseat looking out through windshield down highway; car passes sign fpr Great Smoky Mountains National Park; VS lush wilderness, mountain streams, and mountain peaks; park ranger shows man and son campgrounds on map; car drives through camp grounds passing young couple setting up tent and various other campers setting up tens or relaxing outside of tents; family gets out of car and unpacks, father and son set up large tent.04:53:02:06 POV shot from car passing black bear with two cubs alongside rode. 04:53:26:16 VS CU wild flowers. 04:54:03:26 VS family crossing wood plank bridge over stream; father and son fishing in stream; LS family watch waterfall.04:54:50:16 Teenage girl with boyfriend behind her looks through large tourist coin operated binoculars to look over scenic landscape; boy points out various things for girl to look at. 04:56:04:07 Young man in short shorts and red shirt rows in cotton canvas portable boat.


Producer National Cotton Council of America


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